Most popular fast food spots of Arizona


Jackson Bergholz

Raising Canes, Chick-fil-a, and In-n-out are some of the best fast food places in all of Phoenix. In recent years these three franchises have exploded in popularity.

Drive down any street for long enough, and you will pass any number of fast food restaurants. In Phoenix, Arizona alone there are seven Raising Canes locations, seven In-n-Out restaurants, and 24 Chick-Fil-a locations. These fast food restaurants are three of the most frequented restaurants for students. Due to their frequent visitations, they have set the fast food industry. 

These three fast food places have become the new standard for what is considered good and consistent. Between Canes’ consistency, In-n-out’s good prices, and Chick-Fil-a’s menu these three fast food places have become the new standard in the fast food industry. They are all known for different items and secret items on their menu. 

Raising Canes is a classic fried chicken fast food restaurant where the food is the same every time. Although this can be boring and bland, it also is consistent. Every time somebody goes there they know what they’re in for, and not to mention the famous Canes’ sauce: hate it or love it, it is still an infamous sauce. Canes is also well known for their lemonade, so much so that they do not have it available by the soda machine, but actually behind the counter. Canes have become one of the most renowned chicken spots in Phoenix simply for their consistency, because they have good food every time for a reasonable price, they have made their name in the industry. This is also exactly what makes it so appealing to young people, they can have it many times and not get sick of it.

Chick-fil-a is yet another infamous chicken spot. In recent years, Chick-fil-a has exploded with more than 2,500 locations in the U.S. alone. This fast food restaurant is famous for its sauce as well as its chicken sandwiches. However, opposite to what the name might suggest, this restaurant has a vast menu ranging from wraps to mac-n-cheese. Chick-fil-a sauce has become a staple for every household which has become an every day condiment since it started selling it in grocery stores. In addition to the regular Chick-fil-a sauce, the Paulinesian sauce is also available in grocery stores. This restaurant has become so incredibly popular because of their large and extensive menu, this is one of the reasons why it has become such a popular spot for teens in Phoenix. Not only this but it is also very reasonably priced as well. These two combinations lead to many combinations for any group of people whether on a budget or not. 

Lastly, In-n-out: this burger place is probably one of the most well known burger joints out there. In-n-out is known for its cheap prices and solid food. In-n-out’s menu is simplistic; it has three options: a standard burger, a cheeseburger, or a double double. In-n-out also has a special sauce they use on their burgers, they call it burger sauce. You can also get this sauce on animal style fries that are on their secret menu. Many other items are also available on the secret menu, such as a protein style burger and even an animal style burger. In-n-out has become one of the most popular spots in Phoenix because of their prices and the quality of food for that price. These two things have made it a very popular spot for a teen and their friends on a budget. 

These options are only three among the hundreds of fast food restaurants and franchises available in Phoenix. However there are many other options, these are the three biggest in the Phoenix area and have become the new standard in fast food.